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Israeli attack claims lives of children in Gaza kindergarten

The city of Rafah, once home to 200,000 people, now shelters more than half of Gaza's population, according to the United Nations...

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Israeli attack claims lives of children in Gaza kindergarten

A recent Israeli attack on a kindergarten in Rafah, southern Gaza, has resulted in the loss of at least two young lives, as reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa.

The incident has escalated concerns about a potential Israeli ground incursion into the southern border city, intensifying the plight of hundreds of thousands of displaced individuals seeking refuge amid the ongoing conflict.

The city of Rafah, once home to 200,000 people, now shelters more than half of Gaza’s population, according to the United Nations.

The situation has created a dire humanitarian crisis, with displaced civilians pressed against the border with Egypt, attempting to avoid areas exposed to bombardment and fighting in nearby Khan Yunis.

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The tragic event at the kindergarten adds to the growing toll of civilian casualties in the region. Mourners gathered outside a local hospital to pray for the victims after another bombardment, reflecting the profound impact of the conflict on the lives of innocent civilians.

Ahmad Bassam al-Jamal, a grieving parent, shared his harrowing experience: “The children were just sleeping, and suddenly the bombardment happened. The bedroom fell on my children. God took one of my children, and three escaped death. My child now is a martyr in heaven.”

The city, now deemed a “pressure cooker of despair” by a representative of the UN humanitarian agency OCHA, faces an uncertain future as concerns grow about the possibility of further escalations.

The displaced residents, exhausted and yearning for a semblance of normalcy, plead for a ceasefire that would allow them to return to their homes.

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